Father and son die in Isle of Man TT sidecar crash

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Roger and Bradley Stockton racing
Roger and Bradley Stockton finished eighth in the first sidecar race on Monday

Father and son Roger and Bradley Stockton have been killed in a crash during racing at the Isle of Man TT, organisers have confirmed.

The pair from Crewe both died as the result of the incident at Ago’s Leap during the second lap of the second sidecar race on Friday.

Passenger Bradley, 21, was a newcomer to the event, while his father Roger, 56, last competed at the TT in 2017.

Five riders have now died at this year’s event.

In a statement, organisers said it was “with a deep sense of sorrow” that they could confirm both racers were “killed in an incident on the second and final lap of the second sidecar race”.

“The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Roger and Bradley’s families, loved ones, and friends,” it added.

The pair secured an eighth-place finish in the first sidecar race of the 2022 event on Monday.

Roger and Bradley Stockton racing
The pair were racing together at the TT for the first time in 2022

Following the incident, organisers said the remainder of the day’s racing had been called off due to deteriorating weather conditions.

The six-lap Senior TT will now be held at 11:00 BST on Saturday.

Three other competitors have died at the 2022 TT which returned after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sidecar driver Cesar Chanal died in a crash during lap one of the first sidecar race on Saturday, while Northern Ireland’s Davy Morgan suffered fatal injuries in the Supersport race on Monday, and Welsh rider Mark Purslow was killed in qualifying last week.

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